"To make great websites a reality for all small business owners with a personal, professional service. I do this by putting communication, attention to detail and honesty at the heart of everything I do."
About Helen Harvey
I started Harvey Website Design when I discovered there was a need for a website designer who could take the time to learn exactly what each client wants. Some business owners want a simple solution to enhance their professional image and others want a complete ecommerce store either way, I take the time to understand what exactly they need.
From a complete U-turn in career paths and trusting first customers Harvey Website Design was born
Where it all started
I began have a history of working as a freelance dietitian. I had all of the usual obstacles to overcome that come with starting a business; doing all the marketing, finding customers, doing the legal stuff, social media and building a website.
That first website build
WordPress, domain's, hosting, name-servers. A lot of words, very little understanding, then at least. A website professional was hired to create the first website, then re-branding happened and because Helen didn't have access to the old one, she needed a new website. She decided she needed to build this one by herself. But where to start?
Wix, WordPress, Squarespace, Beaver Builder, Divi
The choices were, and still are endless when it comes to software designed so anyone can build a website. They are promoted as being user and beginner friendly, no code needed they say, what they don't tell you is the steep learning curve needed to make a great website.
" Helen is incredibly talented and professional I'm absolutely delighted with the work she has done for us on our website."
" Helen is great at what she does, she listens and helps get your ideas across in ways you didn't think were possible. I appreciate her expertise in this area and her patience to get it done the way I want.."
I use my experience to help you
A lot of YouTube videos later an online course called Course Craft by Thrive Themes and I cracked the website design process. My learning began and my skills were developed and improved by building friends websites, then those first customers willing to give a me a chance.
Harvey Website Design was born.
I have now had the privilege of working with many small business owners from Ireland and as far away as USA and South Africa.
Each one has a story, a mission and a purpose for their business and I'm grateful to be part of this.